Installation guide of guitar machine heads and bass machine heads

Step by step - simply explained

  • Gitarren Mechaniken Bass Mechaniken Locking Tuners Klemm Mechaniken Installationsanleitung Einbauanleitung 1

    1.

    Monkey Locks - Locking tuners or bass tuners

  • Gitarren Mechaniken Bass Mechaniken Locking Tuners Klemm Mechaniken Installationsanleitung Einbauanleitung 2

    2.

    Phillips screwdriver

  • Gitarren Mechaniken Bass Mechaniken Locking Tuners Klemm Mechaniken Installationsanleitung Einbauanleitung 3

    3.

    Wrench (10mm for guitar/15mm for bass)

  • Gitarren Mechaniken Bass Mechaniken Locking Tuners Klemm Mechaniken Installationsanleitung Einbauanleitung 4

    4.

    string cutter

  • 1. Remove the strings from your guitar


    In a first step, remove all the strings of your guitar/bass with the wire cutters.

  • 2. Loosen and remove bushings and washers


    Use the wrench to loosen all bushings. Then remove the bushings by simply pulling them out together with the washers.

  • 3. Loosen and remove screws



    With the Phillips screwdriver you loosen all screws of the mechanics and remove them. Be careful not to let the mechanics fall out.

  • 4. Remove the old mechanics



    Now remove the old mechanics by carefully pulling them out.

    Now would be the right time to completely clean the headstock of your guitars. Use a soft polishing cloth and guitar polish.

  • 5.1 Use new mechanics - for basses + 6-string guitars


    For 6-string and 12-string guitars, as well as for all bass guitars, there is no order in which to install the individual tuners in our tuners. Any mechanic can be used in any location.

  • 5.2 Using new machine heads - for 7 to 10-string guitars


    With our monkey locks for 7 to 10-string guitars, however, there is an order that you have to pay attention to.

    These machine heads have 2.3mm (0.090inch) string holes for the bass strings. Therefore, use this for the respective string that is on the sticker.

  • 6. Tighten the screws



    After you have inserted all mechanics, you simply screw their screws back on with the Phillips screwdriver.


  • 7. Insert bushing and washer and tighten


    Place the washers over the bushings and screw the bushings back over the pin of the mechanics. Then you tighten the sockets again with the wrench.